## Roulette - terms

There are many various terms about roulette in the literature. The knowledge of these terms does not bring advantages at game but sometimes helps to understand some features of the game. We hope that it will be interesting for you to read interpretation of some specific terms.

La Bouchere System
Cancellation System
Split Martingale
Cross-Out

Crossing out - Betting system.

In the simplest way you write some numbers.
For example 1 2 3. The amount of the next bet is the sum of first and last number. For example, the first bet is equal 4 (the sum 1 and 3). At prize these two numbers are crossed out and the following bet is equal to the sum of two extreme numbers that haven't been crossed out. For example, there is one number left -it's 2, the following bet will be 2. If the bet is lost, the amount of the lost bet is entered in the end. For example, at a loss of the first bet the sequence will look so: 1 2 3 4. The following bet will be 1+4 = 5, and so on... Various sequences (1, 1, 1, 1 or 1, 1, 2, 2, 3) are used

American Wheel
The American Roulette

Wheel of a roulette with 38 numbers (numbers 0-36 and 00).
Sequence of numbers goes from left to right, beginning from 0 : 0, 28, 9, 26, 30, 11, 7, 20, 32, 17, 5, 22, 34, 15, 3, 24, 36, 13, 1, 00, 27, 10, 25, 29, 12, 8, 19, 31, 18, 6, 21, 33, 16, 4, 23, 35, 14, 2.
Actually the wheel with a double zero (0 and 00) has appeared in Europe, and then became popular in America. But Europeans prefer a roulette with one zero and Americans with two.

Biased Wheel
Curve wheel

The roulette wheel with defect that causes some numbers or groups of numbers drop out more often than it is necessary under the theory of probability. For an casino it is defect of a wheel, for the player - a gift of destiny.

Big Numbers
Golden Numbers

Numbers that drop out more often than it should happen theoretically. Big numbers can be a result of a curve wheel.

Capping a Bet
Kind of swindle. It is an addition of chesspieces on already gained chance. In is impossible to do it in online casino (Do not confuse with Past Posting those are different methods)

House Edge
Vig

It is an advantage which institution has before the player; it is usually designated in percentage.

Chameleon Strategy
Duplication of bets after the players who win. Probably they will keep being lucky, probably they have found out curvature of a wheel....

Chasing Losses
Increase in bets, for recoup of the previous losses.

Checks
Ñhips

Chesspieces for bets in a roulette.

Cold Table
A table at which the palyers lose. The table can be cold only for you - behind this table you lose, the others win.
In any case it is necessary to avoid cold tables..

The swindler in a casino.
Unfortunately we do not know in what his swindle consists.>

Table which is ready for game but behind which there are no players. It is better to avoid cold tables, what if it is also a Cold Table.

Gambling Stake
Bankroll
Cash security

Total amount of money which is used by the player.

Spin
One game. The result of one rotation of a wheel of a roulette.

En Prison
Prison

It is a rule in a roulette game. At a zero drop out all bets on simple chances are located in "prison". Their destiny is defined by the following spin. If bets have won then they come back to the player, if they have lost then they are left to the institution.
There are following variants of rules at a zero drop out:
"Las Vegas" - all bets on simple chances lose;
"Atlantic City" or "Surrender" - half of sum of bets on simple chances come back to the player.
There are various combinations of "Prison" and "Atlantic City" in various casinos in rules, and all this is called prison. When there is "En Prison rule than it is more favourable to do so-called ÅÒ-bet, than the bet on two dozens.

The ÅÒ-bet
The bet on 24 numbers, numbers from 1 up to 24 orfrom13 up to 36.
When we play 1-24 3/4 bets it is put on LESS and 1/4 bets on SYSCLINE (19,20,21,22,23,24).
When we play 13-36 3/4 bets it is put on MORE and 1/4 bets on SYSCLINE (13,14,15,16,17,18).
It is used when there is En Prison in the rules.

French Wheel
European Wheel

Wheel of a roulette with 37 numbers, numbers 1-36 and a zero (0).
The sequence of numbers is from left to right, beginning 0 : 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33, 1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26.

Fair Game
Game in which there is no advantage of a house or the player. The roulette is not Fair Game. We assume, that there is no Fair Game at all. If there is an advantage of the player at any game in a casino than that means that we simply do not count correct.

Fibonacci Betting System
It is progressive system of bets where each following bet is the sum of two previous (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13...).

Fluctuation in Probability
It is a frequency of dropped out numbers that differ from theory of probability calculated frequency.. Occurs constantly.
It is better to speak a fluctuation of probability, it sounds much more solidly.
In case of a prize it is possible to say: " I have used fluctuation of probability ".

George
Good tipper
It would be interesting find out, and who is a tipper?

Grand Martingale (System)
Martingale's variant. At a loss the size of the bet is twice more than the previous one and a little bit more.

Grind
Low Roller
Penny Ante

The player with little money or doing small bets.

Grind Joint
The casino that is for Low Rollers.

High Roller
The player that is playing on the BIG money.
Long Run
Long-Term

It is a game on big amounts of spins when frequency of the dropping out numbers is asymptotically approaching to the predicted frequency by the theory of probability.
I wonder what is "asymptotically"?

Martingale Betting System
Double-Up Betting System

Betting system.It is increasing the bet twice at loss.

Parlay
Betting system. It is increasing the bet twice at a prize

Past Posting
The bet after dropping out of the ball.
It is a perfect way to get kicked out of a casino. This trick doesn't pass in an online casino. (Do not confuse with Capping a Bet, those are different methods)

Pinching
Taking chesspieces away from the table after the unsuccessful bet. You can try it if you want some adventures. It doesn't work in an online casino.

No more bets
Rien Ne Vas Plus (french).

Scam
Any way of a deceiting the player or the casino.

Short Run
Short-Term

It is the game on a small amountof spins at which fluctuation of probability reigns.

Dealer's Signature
The dealer's feature of throwning a ball which is unconscious and by which it is possible to predict the result of the next spin.
Jerry Paterson (a real professional in the roulette sphere) says: "The roulette is the game of physics and mechanics, but not game of a case. A major factor that determines the result of each spin is the dealer..."
Manoia (rather famous roulette player in the Runet): "If the croupier could do anything, to affect the game just a little bit than his friens and relatives would sit at that table and play...The croupier is a footman in a casino, a pettiness, that doesn't even have a right for a word".